REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and the cooling fan wiring harness connectors.
- Remove the radiator pressure cap from the filler neck.
NEVER remove the radiator cap while the engine is running or personal injury from scalding hot coolant or steam may result. If possible, wait until the engine has cooled to remove the radiator cap. If this is not possible, wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap and turn it slowly to the first stop. Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system. When you are sure all the pressure has been released, press down on the cap, still with the cloth, and turn and remove it.
- Disconnect the overflow tube from the filler neck.
- Drain the cooling system into a suitable container. The drain valve is located at the bottom of the radiator on the right side.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal insufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
- Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
- Disconnect and plug the cooler lines at the radiator, if equipped with an automatic transaxle.
- Disconnect the coolant temperature sensor wires, if equipped.
- Remove the 4 bolts attaching the radiator upper tank brackets to the radiator core support.
- Remove the radiator and the cooling fan as an assembly.
- Remove the fan shroud mounting bolts.
- Remove the fan and shroud assembly from the radiator.
- Install the fan and shroud assembly. Tighten the mounting bolts to 61-87 inch lbs. (7-10 Nm).
- Install the radiator, making sure the lower tank engages the insulators.
- Install the upper radiator insulators and tighten the retaining bolts to 69-95 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
- Unplug and connect the cooler lines, if required.
- Reattach the wiring harness to the routing clips and install the upper and lower radiator hoses to the radiator.
- Connect the overflow tube to the radiator and connect the cooling fan wiring connectors.
- Close the radiator drain valve and fill the system with coolant. Install the pressure cap to the first stop only.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and run it at fast idle until the upper radiator hose feels warm, indicating the thermostat has opened and coolant is flowing throughout the system.
- Stop the engine. Carefully remove the radiator cap and top off the radiator with coolant, if required.
- Install the radiator cap securely and fill the coolant reservoir to the FULL mark.
- Run the engine and check for leaks.